ST. AGATHA CATHOLIC CHURCH
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Welcome to St. Agatha's Altar Society!  We take great pride in tending to the beautification of St. Agatha Church which includes cleaning the church, flowers and seasonal decorations, maintaining candles, missals, wine and hosts, linens, vestments and other parish needs.  Our main fundraisers are the annual Christmas Bazaar in November and our Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon in May.  The Altar Society also supports outside ministries such as the Mother & Child Education Center and the Well Water Project for third world countries.  We have many opportunities for volunteers to help, i.e., setting up for the annual luncheon or Christmas Bazaar, baking goodies for our fund raisers, cleaning the church, etc. 

Please join us during our monthly meetings, as there are many volunteer opportunities!


Meeting Details:
First Sunday of every month, September through June
St. Francis Meeting Room in the Parish Hall (CURRENTLY via ZOOM.
Please email stagathaaltarsociety@gmail.com for details)
9:35am – 10:25am


Meeting Minutes

January 2020    February 2020     March 2020  April 2020May 2020June 2019      September 2019
         October 2019   November 2019  December 2019


2020 Events
January 18 & 19Membership Signup Weekend and Bake Sale
March 21 & 22   Easter Flower Collection
May 7, 2020       Fashion Show and Salad Luncheon - CANCELED
May 9 & 10        Mother & Child Education Center “Baby Shower” Collection
September 19 & 20    “No Bake Bake Sale” - CANCELED
November 14 & 15     Christmas Bazaar
December 5 & 6           Christmas Flower Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                    

Mission Statement
It is our mission, under the guidance of the pastor, to provide for the needs of St. Agatha’s Church to maintain a beautiful place of worship.  With love and generosity, we will serve our parish by providing all articles pertaining to the Sanctuary.  Through this service to Our Lord, we will strive to further our own spiritual sanctification as the means necessary for success in the work of Lay Apostolate.

Constitution
God assures us it is His delight to be with his children.  This, His abode, should be a worthy place, a beautiful and clean Sanctuary.  It shall be the duty, therefore, of this worthy Society to provide for the needs of this Sanctuary within the House of God.  Thus, we wish also to sanctify our hearts that He may find within us a worthy and beautiful dwelling place...

History
The first mention of an altar society is found in church records from 1929, in minutes of a parish women’s society called the “Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”  Records show that our current St. Agatha’s Altar Society became an official organization in 1950 and was affiliated with ACCW (Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women).

All women of the parish were members and meetings were held in individual homes.  There were 8 guilds that were organized by geographical locations of the parish.  Today, there is one organization that meets monthly in the St. Francis Meeting Room in the Parish Hall on the first Sunday of the month.  We currently have approximately 125 members (both men and women). 


Current Officers
PresidentBarbara Wade
Vice PresidentPeggy Spencer
SecretaryHelen Davalos
TreasurerJan Hainley


Please pray for our members and their good works.

ALTAR SOCIETY   Barbara Wade
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